Luz Ortiz is a writer and illustrator born in Cali, Colombia. She started her career working as a copywriter at advertising agencies in Spain and the United States. These experiences took her on an adventure to explore the world of writing, and pursue a passion of creating stories for children.
Luz began publishing with the organization IOM (International Organization for Migration), as well as working on social projects that supported a diverse group of learners. Along Luz’s journey, she discovered the magic in the world of illustration. She began publishing her stories and illustrations at Read Conmigo, a monthly bilingual publication in Los Angeles, CA.
Luz's work is inspired by her own personal social-emotional and academic challenges when she was a child, and the compassion she has for the simplicity of children. Her goal is to inspire and strengthen the social-emotional well-being of children, and provide an opportunity for families (caregivers) to share in the experience.